Clean Water Act violations put wetlands into responsible hands

By on February 24, 2012

After permitting filling and dredging work in a wetland on his property, an Illinois man is now turning the property over to more responsible owners. After violating the Clean Water Act five years ago, a federal judge ordered that Michael Trinski deed the 104 acres of property to a local water management agency and pay a $15,000 civil penalty.  The agency ensures that the property will stay open and accessible. They have plans to turn the land into green space for area residents to enjoy.

Michael Hogan, the man who did the filling and dredging on the property, was ordered to provide the agency with 80 hours of labor on the land he damaged.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune

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